Das Lyon

Chief Executive Officer

Das is a visionary leader with international experience in architectural design and project delivery. This experience is supported by deep technical knowledge and business acumen.

As the founder of StudioLYON in South Africa and as an ecological architectural consultant, he influences his peers with his sustainable work. Das uses passive architecture and biophilic design to create private residences, sacred gardens, and temple spaces.

Before founding StudioLYON, Das was a managing partner at a highly successful design and engineering consultancy in Dubai. His focus was designing what became award-winning corporate and government offices, banks, restaurants, bars, shopping malls, and many retail units across the Middle East and Europe.

Das is highly qualified, with a Master’s degree in Industrial Design from the University of the Arts, Helsinki, a BA (Hons) degree in Industrial and Product Design from Kingston University, UK, and a Bachelor of Technology in Design and Manufacture from the Kent Institute of Art and Design.

Architecture and design are not his only disciplines, he is a skilled master planner, artist, traditional healer, herbalist, and organic farmer. Das delivers lectures about permaculture in architecture and has written a book which looks at identifying South Africa’s medicinal plants. An avid adventurer and motorcyclist, he also teaches self-defence and is a long-standing crew member at his local volunteer firefighting unit.